(Amanzi Yimpilo / Coady Photography)
(Nearly?) Every day (Some days?), we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country. We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race fans and handicappers. Some of the horses we will be tracking, you will know. Some of them, you may not know — as of yet.
- Dream Maker, a 5YO son of Tapit and once a very highly-regarded colt in the barn of Mark Casse, worked at the Casse Farm operation in Central Florida today. The Graded Stakes-placed horse went a very nice half-mile in :47.60. That was the bullet move out of 11 to go the distance. It was the 5th published work since he was returned to serious training on Feb. 11. The last time this one raced, he was 6th in the G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 23. Before that, he won an allowance at Woodbine in September. Would be fun to see this one back in full gear. He did run 3rd in the G3 Pat Day Mile in 2019.
- Amanzi Yimpilo, a 3YO filly by No Nay Never and trained by Wesley Ward, is working her way back to you. This talented gal — who has two wins and a third in just 3 career starts — has not started since winning the Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita last September. She appeared ready, willing and able to run next in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at KEE last November, but was scratched the morning of race day by the track veterinarians. Today, she got her 3rd published work since being returned to serious training on March 22. She went an easy half-mile over the KEE sod this morning in :50.60. That was the 4th best time out of 6. She is still aways away, but this is one well-bred and talented filly. Keep your eye on this one.
- Oleksandra, a 7YO mare trained by Neil Drysdale, worked over the Keeneland turf today, as well. The multiple Graded Stakes winner went 4 furlongs over the grass in :49.40. That was the 2nd bet time out of the 6 to negotiate the surface. On Feb. 15, this one ran 2nd in the Wishing Well Stakes at Santa Anita (a Stakes that we won with Purim’s Dancer). This one ran 9th in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at KEE, too. In 18 lifetime starts, this daughter of Animal Kingdom has a record of 7 wins, 4 seconds and 3 thirds and has earned over $563,000 in purses. More to come? Stay tuned.
- Isn’t She Lovely, a 3YO daughter of Into Mischief and trained by Richard Mandella, may be one to keep your eye on in the future. This one just broke her maiden last time out on Feb. 20 at Santa Anita. Came from off the pace to win that one by over 11/4 lengths as the odds-on favorite. In the race before, she finished behind the likes of Queengol, Kalypos and Beautiful Gift. She worked 5 furlongs at Santa Anita this morning. Went the distance in 1:01.80. That was the 10th best time out of 14. Look for more from this well-bred filly. A lot more.